Speak up Against Discrimination

Speak up Against Discrimination

This assignment increases the students’ awareness of the National Patient Safety Goals developed by The Joint Commission. Specifically, this assignment will introduce the Speak Up Initiatives, an award-winning patient safety program designed to help patients promote their own safety by proactively taking charge of their healthcare.

Course outcomes:  This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  1. Apply the concepts of health promotion and illness prevention in the laboratory setting. (PO #2)
  2. Explain the rationale for selected nursing interventions based upon current nursing literature. (PO #8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

Total points possible: 100 points

Preparing the Assignment

  1. Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
    1. Select a Speak Up brochure from The Joint Commission website. Write a short paper reviewing the brochure. Use the Grading Criteria (below) to structure your critique.
    1. Include current nursing or healthcare journal article to support your critique.
  2. Include the following sections
    1. Introduction of brochure (10 points/10%)
  3. Includes brochure title
  4. Identifies date published
  5. Describes individuals or groups
  6. Brochure properly cited, included on reference list and submitted with assignment
    1. Summary of brochure (20 points/20%) -brochure citation required
  7. Review the main topics in the brochure.
  8. Includes information to promote communication between patients and healthcare providers.
  9. Reflects on why this topic is of interest to you?
    1. Evaluation of brochure (30 points/30% total (4 points each) (Brochure & nursing article must be cited)
  10. Was the information provided in the brochure beneficial? Could you incorporate it in your patient education?
  11. What was done well, and what could have been improved in the brochure?
  12. Was the information presented clearly?
  13. Did current nursing or healthcare related research support the information presented in the brochure?
  14. What population or individuals does this brochure apply to (i.e., who will benefit the most from this brochure)?
  15. Who else can use this information?
  16. Will this information increase patient safety?
  • Clarity of Writing (20 points/20%)
  • Information presented in a logical progression.
  • Section headers used:
  • Summary of Brochure
  • Patient Communication
  • Personal Reflection
  • Evaluation of Brochure
  • Evidence Review and Application
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion (10 points/10%)
      • Restates the purpose of the paper.
      • Summarizes the main points of the paper.
      • Summarizes the benefits of following the brochure’s advice to a person at risk.
    • APA style and structure (10 points/10%)
      • Uses appropriate APA format and is free of errors. 
      • Paper is no longer than three (3) pages, excluding title page, reference page, and copy of brochure.
      • Evidence from a recent (5 years) scholarly nursing journal article was integrated within the Evaluation of Brochure section to support your answers.
      • Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

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